Waite Robert 1834 of Long Clawson will

Robert Waite of Long Clawson 1834 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1834/194

This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Waite of Long Clawson Leicestershire Farmer

I devise and bequeath to my dear wife Ann Waite All my real and personal estate for her use and enjoyment during her life

And subject thereto I devise All that Dwellinghouse with the Barns, Stables, Blacksmiths Shops, Yards, Garden, Orchard and appurtenances thereto, now occupied by my son William Waite And one undivided half of a Close of Land at Cropwell Bishop aforesaid [sic] called the Mill Close awarded to me by the Cropwell Bishop Inclosure Act, containing about Two acres & three roods unto the said William Waite his heirs and assigns for ever Nevertheless subject to and I charge the same with the payment of Two hundred Pounds Unto and equally amongst the Children of my Eldest Son John Waite, at the decease of their said Father the Interest (Ten pounds) to be paid him quarterly during his life and to commence at three months end from my Wife’s decease

I devise to my daughter Mary the wife of William Thraves of Cropwell Bishop her Heirs and assigns for ever All that Dwellinghouse with the Gardens Outbuildings and appurtenances thereto situate at Cropwell Bishop aforesaid, which they now occupy And all that the remaining undivided half of the Mill Close aforesaid (the half lying next the Road from Cropwell Bishop to Langar) Also a Close in the Fern Field there, called the Fern Close containing about Two acres and three roods with their respective privileges & appurtenances subject nevertheless and I charge the same with the payment of Forty pounds to or equally among the Child, or Children (if more than one) of my daughter Ann the wife of John Sisson of Upper Broughton, at her death Two pounds per annum, the Interest thereof, to be paid into her own proper hands, quarterly, independent of the Debts or Control of her husband during her Life the first payment commencing at the end of Three Months from my Wifes decease

I devise the Dwellinghouse wherein I live, at Long Clawson aforesaid with the Barn Stable Garden Outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging And all those Five Closes of Land there containing together about Fifteen Acres likewise in my own Occupation with their rights and appurtenances Unto my sons William Waite and Robert Waite their heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common in equal shares Nevertheless subject to and I charge the same with the payment of One hundred and sixty Pounds equally among the Children of my said Daughter Ann Sisson, at her death and Interest (Eight pounds) to her quarterly in the meantime commencing as  before at the three months end from my wife’s decease as above expressed of the Forty Pounds With benefit of Survivorship as it respects the Issue of each of my said Children John and Ann now or hereafter born between and among themselves in each Family The Child or Children of any Child deceased to represent and take the Parents share And their several portions to be paid on attaining Twenty one in case my said Son and Daughter should be then dead, otherwise upon their respective decease

I give my live and dead stock Money Furniture and other personal Estate at my Wifes decease unto and equally amongst my sons and daughters John Mary Robert and Ann equally as Tenants in Common

I appoint my said Wife Ann Waite and my Sons William Waite and Robert Waite Executrix and Executors of this my Will

In Witness whereof I have hereto set my Hand and Seal thirteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty four

                                                                                                         Robert Waite

Signed sealed and published by the said Testator Robert Waite as his last Will & Testament in the presence of (the word “John” being previously interlined among the residuary Legatees in the sixth line from the bottom of this sheet and the name of William in the same line obliterated)

E Clarke

T Dowse

Chas H Clarke Atty Nottingham

7th November 1834

Let a Probate be made to Ann Waite heretofore of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester but now of Cropwell Bishop in the County of Nottingham Widow and William Waite of Cropwell Bishop aforesaid Joiner the Executrix and one of the Executors named in the Will of the deceased who died 19th July last with Power of making the like grant to Robert Waite of London in the County of Middlesex Plumber and Glazier the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

They having been first duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of the Will as that the Testators Goods Chattels and Credits without deducting any debts due and owing by him therefrom do not amount in value to the Sum of Two hundred Pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Richard Davies Surrogate to the Commissary

Same day probate dated signed by John Stockdale Hardy Actuary and Depy Regr